Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dirty Dancing, High-Speed Chases and What's this World Coming To?

Thought I'd share my usual Holly conversation with everyone today. The Shred-It guy just left and I didn't bother him at all(yay me). This is probably just because I accidentaly almost gave him a hug and I feeling a little bit like a moron so I wasn't quite as chatty as usual. If he knew me he'd think nothing of it because I'm just flighty and clumsy like that but he really doesn't know me that well so I'm sure he just thought I was an idiot. Anyway, I just had these things to share and I'm sure you've all been checking your computers hourly hoping I'd post something.
Topic 1: Dirty Dancing
I've developed the habit of looking ahead on the movie channels to see what's coming up so I can TiVo some stuff to get a little bit of a vault for when I'm up working into the wees. If I don't have something making some noise then I'll never stay awake. Obviously movies that I've already seen are ideal because I don't really have to watch them-just listen. So I dug into the vault this past weekend and watched Dirty Dancing. Awesome movie...period. It's just a classic really. My best friend Angel's mother let us watch it when I was in 1st grade (what was she thinking?) and I was sick with guilt because I knew I wasn't supposed to watch stuff like that. I ended up breaking down and telling my parents about this horrible thing I'd done so please don't tell my parents that I love this movie, okay? Anyway, after I saw it Angel and I were absolutely in LOVE with Patrick Swayze. Who wasn't? We practiced the lift over and over trying to get it just right so if he ever dropped in we could impress in hopes to be the next "Baby". After watching this movie over the weekend I couldn't help but think of how extrememly far-fetched it is. I mean, obviously it's a movie, I know but seriously? Who was in charge of casting her? Never in a million years could she have gotten the likes of Johnny's goodies. Looks aside, she's such a whiner! She really grates on your nerves and I don't think Johnny would have put up with it. She did have a rockin body though so maybe that was it. I will say that she did give us ugly, big-haired, flat-chested girls hope though. (I feel the need to mention here that I have in no way patterned my hair after hers despite my love for the movie. I just happen to be genetically cursed in the hair department just as dear Baby was and it's a mere fluke and much to my disappointment that we have the same style.)
Topic 2: High-speed chases!
Jay was the lead car on a high-speed chase today! He even buckled up for it so I was extra proud of that. You'd think he'd know the dangers of not wearing a seat belt but he's stubborn that way. He said it was very Dukes of Hazzard and they were going 120-130 mph down the interstate. He was really excited. Apparently all law enforcement people just live for the car chase so maybe he got his fix for a while.
Topic 3: What is the World Coming To?
This topic really upsets me and actually makes me sick to my stomach. Jay was called out at 1:30 this morning which is not out of the ordinary but the crime is what's so disturbing. He had to go to the hospital to interview a 5 year old girl who had been raped by her 9 year old cousin. Yeah, you read that right, 9 years old!! I was totally speechless. How does this kid even know about things like this? It scares me to death to think about all the madness out there and how in the world can I protect my babies from it?


stanfordgurl04 said...

Ok, the Dirty Dancing thing had me cracking up! I had no idea you were so guilt stricken over it. (or at least the first time you watch it, forget the fact we watched it like everytime we had a spend the night session) :)
Tell Jay congrats on the high speed chase. Glad it went ok.
And wow on the last thing. I couldn't even imagine what to do with that.

Alicia said...

Yay! You have a blog!! They're quite addictive especially when you have no one to talk to at work:) I wouldn't trade experiencing Dirty Dancing with you for anything. We had too much fun dancing like idiots and waiting on Johnny to come.